Maputo

Sitting on the west side of Maputo Bay overlooking the Indian Ocean, Maputo is divided into two distinct parts: the colonial Cidade cimento, occupying the areas closest to the sea, and the indigenous Canio, stretching further inland. The former is inhabited by middle- and high-income Mozambicans and...

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Festival Fim do Caminho

Films to be screened throughout the country Film showings in various historic sites in Maputo and around the country. The programme includes shorts curated by Interfilm Berlin, full-length Europ...
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Kugoma short film festival

The short films shown at the festival will then be shown in schools around the country in July and August with a mobile unit running on solar power. The focus of the festival is on environmental educ...
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Horacio Macuacua

Mozambique's top contemporary dancer and choreograper, Horacio Macuacua, talks about the creation of his work Migrations to Paradise and the importance of residencies.
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Azgo Festival

This Maputo-based festival of contemporary culture, which started in 2011, includes music, cinema, dance and workshops for children and students. Musicians and singers come from Australia, Austria,...
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Digital 14-18

An interactive exhibition of digital material to assist research into world war one, including archive documents, photos, film and sound. It is part of the events to commemorate world war one organ...
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Ntsoana Dance Company

The South African Ntsoana dance company performs Afrika, after its 10-day residency with a Pamoja arts residency programme in Maputo. Sello Pesa, the artistic director and choreographer of the Joh...
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Kok Nam. Black on White

A retrospective of the work of one of Mozambique's most important photojournalists. The exhibition coincides with the presentation of a book of his photographs. Kok Nam, who died in 2012, was the s...
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Piano and Wine Festival

Food, music and wine tasting in partnership with the French embassy. This year South Africa follows Portugal as the second edition's guest star. There will be traditional Burgundy wines for tasting...
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Blue on Blue exhibition in Maputo

Exhibition of ceramics by Majorie Wallace and photographs by Berry Bickle. Wallace shows porcelain objects inspired by traditional baskets, which she carves with linear designs. Bickle uses phot...
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Centauros

In this interdisciplinary contemporary dance performance choreographer Pak Ndjamena and visual artist Rafael Bordal Mouzinho base their inspiration on the centaur from Greek mythology - half horse, ha...
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Contemporary dance festival Maputo

Performances of this contemporary dance festival showcase the results of the two months of work with schools in and around Maputo. The programme, which began in May, has focused on contemporary dan...
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Alda Costa Collection

Works by Mozambique artists in the collection of Alda Costa, assembled during her career as art historian, educator and museum expert. The exhibition coincides with the publication of the book &ldq...
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Maputo Classical Music Season

In this first cycle there are eight evening concerts and on 12 May there is a debate on the theme of the performing arts in Mozambique. The celebration concert on 10 May is to mark the 30th anniversar...
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Growing Collection

Kulungwana – the Association for Cultural Development opens its space at the central railway station once again to participating artists. They are given uniform-size panels on which to explor...
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Photographs of Xefina Island

Opened 29 March. Photographs of the island of Xefina, just off the coast of Maputo by Mario Traversi. The photos are the result of a study of the island over the last ten years and focus on its dis...
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Hate Radio

Hate Radio comes to Maputo from performances in South Africa. This play is a re-enactment of the hate broadcasting by RTML (Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines) during the three months of th...
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Goethe Cultural Institute 10th anniversary

Destino Irónico, an exhibition of photos by Mário Macilau opens the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Goethe Cultural Institute Maputo. Macilau focuses on political and social cha...
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Festival Marrabenta

The 2014 edition of the Marrabenta festival of popular and folk music. Marrabenta developed in Maputo in the 1930s and 1940s, out of Mozambican dance rhythms and Portuguese folk music such as fado....
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Kinani Contemporary Dance Festival

The theme of this fifth edition is globalisation and culture. Although the festival focuses on national dance there are also participants from Belgium, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, Senegal and...
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Reinata Sadimba and Mapfara

Vozez da terra. Reinata Sadimba and Mapfara. Modern sculpture inspired by Makonde traditions. Sadimba grew up making everyday clay utensils and then became a serious ceramic artist. During the civil w...